Cityscape Roof Garden

We have recently been asked for a solution on top of an office block in Liverpool City Centre - The Stanley Hall building has now been extensively remodelled with contemporary architectural features and renamed Honeycomb. We were tasked with turning an unsightly rooftop into a modern and contemporary space to relax and socialise. The brief was quite clear; the client was looking for the following:

  • A decorative material that would improve the aesthetic of the area
  • A material that was long-lasting and lightweight
  • A material that wouldn’t hold moisture
  • A material that had insulating qualities
  • A material that would improve the soundproofing of the area
  • A material that had a cushion effect if someone tripped or fell.

Quite a list of requirements isn’t it! It didn’t end there either – the material also needed to be cost effective and quick and simple to fit.

The answer came in the form of our coloured rubber chippings! These are made entirely from tyres that we recycle right here in Cheshire and our process sees them turned from an environmentally difficult material to dispose of into a recycled product that meets all of our clients needs.

Recycled rubber with many qualities

When used in a landscaping setting the permeable material allows the rainwater to seep quickly through the rubber and into the soil structure, with the added benefit of the rubber covering the soil there is a slower process of the rainwater drying out.

This provides less watering of your flower beds/borders, and allows the nutrient within the soil to stay.

The landscape rubber chippings are a very good weed suppressant, because they do not hold water on the surface so there is less possibility of any seed germination taking place, so a lot less weeding is needed!

It does not need annual replacement so it is low maintenance and cost effective!

With our vibrant colours available, even in the dullest of months your landscaping project will look bright and vibrant.

Products used in this project

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